This is an old, but very well-loved knit blanket. This Lizard Ridge Afghan was knit in 2007. And then it traveled with DD from one draughty student room to another. But now it's in need of some TLC...
Some squares show big holes, after years of student abuse (in particular riding over the blanket with the deskchair - this happens when you study wrapped in a blanket). Most squares were knit in Noro Kureyon (100% wool). Some were knit in Noro Silk Garden (wool, mohair and silk). Only the SilkGarden squares show holes. It's proven now: wool is stronger.
Back in those days my seaming skills were limited, so I crocheted the squares together. That makes it now easier to undo the crochet chain, knit a few squares, and repair the afghan fairly easily. It would have been much harder if I had to undo the whole border.
And now DD has rented her first appartment, and the blanket is gone with her to another city in Belgium. I am glad the blanket has found a second life and will be loved for more years to come.